Michele McCormack, Anchor
For me, the title of editor and reporter is just as important as anchor. Even though most people just see me anchoring, I am often very involved behind the scenes. I began as a photographer and editor and worked my way up in the industry as a reporter, and it's that level of understanding and experience I bring to the anchor desk every day at noon and 4 p.m.
Since joining CBS 58 in 2005, I have worked every shift from early morning, to weekends, to the late show after Thursday Night Football.
I have been honored and humbled to be singled out by the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association for my writing and reporting.
In 2016, I received recognition for my live on-scene reporting by the WBA. It is something that is very important to me since there is still the perception that anchors are just talking heads.
Those same skills that earned me recognition in the field in 2016 , also garnered recognition this same year for covering breaking news from the desk.
I was also grateful in 2015 to have received the Award of Appreciation from the Emerald Society of Wisconsin for my work to bring fairness to the coverage of law enforcement issues.
I have guided viewers through challenging times during the Sikh Temple Shooting in Oak Creek and celebrated alongside the Badgers and their run to the Final Four.
I am strongly connected to my family's Celtic roots and the struggle for civil rights in Northern Ireland very much influenced my decision to enter broadcasting with the goal of giving everyone a voice.
My professional achievements include the Edward R. Murrow Award for breaking news coverage of the great Midwestern flood of 1993, an Emmy nomination for the cargo plane crash in Kansas City, Missouri, and the George M. Steele media award for emergency responder reporting from the New Jersey Firefighters Benevolent Association.
As a reporter in Philadelphia, I traveled the country to cover stories such as the Shuttle Columbia disaster, the Presidential Recount, the Flight 93 crash in Shanksville, PA, and receiver Terrell Owens' incredible recovery from a broken leg to join the Eagles football team in the Super Bowl.
I am a proud United States Air Force Mom. My family has always understood that I have a personal connection and obligation to viewers that sometimes means I'm working through a holiday.
My hobbies include hiking and bicycling. I enjoy all the authentic beer gardens and ethnic and neighborhood festivals that keep our state hopping all year long.
I dabble in Irish singing and have represented Milwaukee at the All Ireland competition.
I am a longtime supporter of the Fellowship Open which raises millions of dollars to assist young people, in particular African American young men, in furthering their education.
I am very serious when it comes to the news, but enjoy laughing and believe simple traditions and celebrations are equally as newsworthy because they give us a complete perspective of the community we call home.
Articles by Michele McCormack
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- UPDATE: South side Milwaukee Church now confirms desecration of Virgin Mary statue during burglary and vandalism
- Packers from Super Bowl 31 gather for "Others Luncheon" to benefit Salvation Army
- Youth Entrepreneur Expo this Saturday, October 21st at Tommy Thompson Center
- Folks urged to wear the color orange October 25th to mark first Unity Day against bullying in Milwaukee County
- Skipper’s Alley makes Milwaukee debut October 20
- Giving forward in Waukesha County
- Visit Milwaukee:So many spooktacular things to do and so little time
- Oak Creek Autistic Singer Eric Look meets Artist AJ Croce at South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center
- Democratic candidate for governor Matt Flynn promises to restore collective bargaining rights in Wisconsin
- Packers Wide Receiver Randall Cobb will be in Milwaukee promoting literacy
- New Berlin police officers remain low key about their heroics that saved a woman from a fiery crash
- What happens after the breast cancer phone bank?
- Volunteers with breast cancer phone bank have compelling stories to tell and reasons why they're paying it forward
- Waukesha County Community Foundation hands out nearly $135,000 to 27 different charities
- CBS 58 hosts "Let's Talk" phone bank about breast cancer with Susan G. Komen
- NARI Home and Remodeling Show has some great news events planned at State Fair Park Oct. 13-15
- Degas to Picasso: Creating Modernism in France is coming to Milwaukee Art Musem
- Legal observers reading tea leaves with U.S. Supreme Court decision on voting districts in Wisconsin
- Click with caution: how to protect yourself against hackers and scammers online
- Local woman invents shatter proof wine glass
- When is the flu, really the flu?
- Waukesha County Community Foundation lets donors meet charities at annual Giving Forward Breakfast
- More people get sick from puppy germ
- A Taste of Home fundraiser will preserve historic landmark Irish Cultural and Heritage Center in Milwaukee
- Will Las Vegas rampage result in stricter gun laws?
- Local veterinarian warning about illness caused by bacteria found in dog waste
- Local gun experts say Vegas shooting brings attention to ability to illegally modify weapons
- Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin launching "Stop the Bleed" program
- Former Milwaukee resident now living in Vegas recalls the panic after the shooting
- WCTC Criminal Justice Dean says we need to rethink where and how we hold big events in public
- Experts say leaves fell sooner in Wisconsin this year, changing color faster
- Milwaukee Public Schools reclaim Red Arrow Park for student expression
- How not to get penalized when taking money out of your 401k
- Warning issued about puppy germ that has hospitalized 9 and sickened 30
- Wisconsin Travel Best Bets out with its list for fall colors
- Rare diagnosis, unique friendship and hope to reach others who might be suffering in silence
- Rare disorder, unique friendship and the call to action today on the CBS 58 News at 4
- Governor Scott Walker says he was raised to stand during the National Anthem
- Mayor Tom Barrett argues that budget gives the most money to fire and police, but in the form of pensions and not direct services
- Local Rabbi Levi Stein giving thanks for friends who survived after hurricane turns home in Puerto Rico "upside down"
- Acting Sheriff Richard Schmidt will seek appointment as interim sheriff of Milwaukee County
- The latest: 19 shell casings recovered after suspect fires shots on I-43
- In the wake of several hurricanes and drought, local Outpost Natural Foods owners issuing call to action
- Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission denied officer controversial promotion
- Breast cancer survivor Julie Hahn becomes "Warrior Chief" for Komen Race for the Cure sponsored by Kohl's
- Task Force hoping for revisions in Milwaukee police policy when dealing with transgender people
- Acting Milwaukee County Sheriff Richard Schmidt will tour jail Thursday
- Brookfield Purple Heart Recipient Art Grisa and fellow Airmen trying to get to New Orleans for WWII Honors
- Telepsychiatry grant will allow expanded mental health services for adults and children in Kenosha County
- Survivor of abduction and trafficking shares her story with new book
- Water is among the best weapons to fight childhood obesity
- Dylan's Run for Autism Society of Southeastern Wisconsin celebrates 17 years on Sunday, September 10
- Milwaukee Bucks and Johnson Controls open multi-sports complex at Browning Elementary School
- Construction making Milwaukee area boy sick, family found help to get DOT to take action
- Gold in September continuing tradition of fighting childhood cancer as part of local brother and sister legacy
- Lambeau Field set to unveil new food items for the football season
- Democratic candidate for Governor Bob Harlow says Governor Walker has not shown leadership on dreamers issue in Wisconsin
- A Taste of Ireland returns to Turner Hall Ballroom Thursday, September 7 to raise money for Catholic education
- Sheriff David A. Clarke (Ret.) will be senior advisor for America First Action
- Shorewood Senior Katie Eder awarded prestigious Helen Diller Family Foundation grant for Kids Tales non-profit
- Tips on public speaking from local Toastmasters Champion
- Don't get taken when someone asks you to give to victims of Harvey
- Lady riders mark 114 years of Harley-Davidson with 114 riders during Milwaukee Rally
- Local members of U.S. Coast Guard now positioned along the Gulf Coast to help with flood relief
- Major state highway projects hang in the balance ahead of next week's budget vote
- Racing Hearts 5K for Dysautonomia awareness is Sunday, September 10th at Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School
- Sheriff Clarke promising "exciting new projects to announce" after submitting his resignation letter as Sheriff
- Big Gig BBQ This Sunday, September 3rd at Summerfest grounds
- Milwaukee Police Chief drafts new pursuit policy, coalition still favors outside audit
- Milwaukee Rally has begun for long holiday weekend
- Two ministries merging to form Arise Milwaukee
- Harley dealers' time to shine when Milwaukee Rally kicks into gear August 30th-September 4th
- Resolve Through Sharing helping families coping with untimely loss of children
- How to protect your child from identity theft
- Strategies for millennial investing on the CBS 58 News at 4
- Tony Evers calls Foxconn deal a "Hail Mary Pass"
- Walk 4 Friendship for children and adults with special needs this Sunday, August 27th, Ellsworth Park in Bayside
- Permanent memorial unveiled in tribute to slain city inspector Greg "Ziggy" Zyszkiewicz